Originally Posted by Rambo
Then the question becomes, how do you enforce that?
that's the basic premise of all the 'guidelines'. This is all just for fun and everyone's free to do whatever they want. None of use can force someone else to act a certain way, but I'm hoping that people have integrity and a sense of belonging to the group and want to make the experience good for everyone as well as themselves. It's just about the honor system.
Originally Posted by arlee
any chance we can have a spreadsheet like last time of what samples people have?
Sure, I'll set that up. I don't think I'll be typing up everything that's in there now because it's just too much.
Originally Posted by GreenFrog
I don't understand this.. so you get the box, put in and take what you want? What about the fact that different frags are higher/lower in value than others?
that's the basic idea. I'm trying to focus the experience on being more about trying new things before buying them rather then trading stuff nobody wants for stuff everyone wanted, but don't get me wrong, that's still fair game. I just mean drop in 10-30, try 50, take 5, make 5 samples, more like that sort of ratio (of course ignore the numbers). As for different values, well retail value isn't always the same as quality as Thomas pointed out. Part of the big reason for why you might want to join this is that instead of everyone buying various samples, or being limited to only what's available for them to try locally, basically everyone shares the resources together so we can all try new things for the experience of seeing what's out there, or finally smelling what everyone's talking about, or seeing what to buy/split next.
Originally Posted by MyTailorIsRich
MC, I was suggesting it starts off by having people ship stuff to you, as the organizer, first. If people can't get it together to ship you stuff then they are DQ. If what they ship is totally lame in quantity/quality then they are also DQ'd. People without samples can send decant supplies, etc. But you will have some way of setting the bar so this doesn't decend into a sample grab. Down side is it takes more time to set-up and two shipments are required: initial one to you and the actual sample box. Just my 2 cents.
I hear you there, I just don't think it's practical because then people have to ship a package to me, then when the box arrives, ship it to the next person as well. Plus it'll take a few weeks for everything to arrive here, get organized, etc... I've spent months loading the box up so hopefully it's good to start. Unless you've just got a ton of stuff (lookin' at you Rambo) that will make a big difference to the seed, I think it's fine to just wait for your turn. I don't really want to DQ people, but I do just want to make sure everyone understands what they're getting into in terms of sheer volume of samples, and that they have some sense of commitment to everyone else. OK, hopefully we can get all the people signed up and ready to go by early next week and then we'll get started.